Thursday, 22 August, 1901
Cornelius T. Baer
Cornelius T. Baer died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Green on South Market Street, Friday forenoon. The deceased was born near Fredericktown, Md., December 22, 1818. At an early age he came with his parents to Ohio and lived for a number of years in Union, Montgomery County. Later he removed to Brandt in this county where he was married to Anna B. Wilmington, February 11, 1945. The same year he came to Troy where he resided until the day of his death. Five children were born of the marriage. William, Charles, Cornelius, Harriet and Coquese. Since the death of his wife, April 13, 1886, he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Harriet E. Green. In 1863 upon the death of Sheriff Hart, Mr. Baer was appointed to fill the vacancy. He was afterwards elected to serve a full term in the same office. He then went into the jewelry business with A. W. Ensey and later conducted a grocery and later still ran a livery stable. He was a man of attractive qualities, shrewd in business and honest in all his dealings. He had been secretary of Troy Lodge, IOOF for 30 years and enjoyed the respect and confidence of every member of the order. In October 1887, he suffered a stroke of paralysis which unfitted him from active business and since then was a partial invalid but it is the testimony of his friends that he bore his affliction in a noble christian spirit. He was laid away in his final earthly resting place, Monday morning, his taking off being deeply mourned by a host of friends.
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